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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $44,000

245hp, 312 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, Ford-O-Matic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 118"

Of the 284 Skyliner Retractable Hardtops to leave the Kansas City, Missouri plant, this car rolled out in March, 1957. While the Retractable Hardtop was Ford's most expensive car in 1957 with a base price of $2,942, the example on offer far exceeded that price. Exceptionally well-equipped with every available option, this car received the maximum allowable additional judging points for accessories and options by the International Ford Retractable Club (IFRC). It is powered by the optional 312 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 engine, mated to a Ford-O-Matic transmission. In addition to the Continental Kit, fender skirts and power steering, brakes, windows and seat, the car is equipped with a Town & Country radio, dual mirrored spotlights, exhaust deflectors and the very rare factory-installed thru-the-dash air conditioning.

Having undergone a frame-off rotisserie restoration by Lyle Hutchins, one of the foremost experts on Skyliner Retractable Hardtops, the car is factory correct down to the last nut and bolt. It received the prestigious Gold Showcase award from the IFRC, scoring 998 out of 1000 points, and was also given the People's Choice award at the IFRC national convention. Upon being shown in national competition for the first time, it won a National First and Junior at the AACA Winter Meeting in March 2007. It went on to win Senior AACA status at the National Spring Meeting, and third place at the AACA Annual Grand National Meeting in 2008. Additionally, the car was shown at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 2007 and won a Palmetto Award in its class at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance of the same year. Well-sorted and beautifully restored, it is almost certainly one of the finest Ford Skyliner Retractable Hardtops on the market today.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $44,000
Lot #299

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop

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